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Lack of Funds Forces Closure of No Kill Animal Sanctuary

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On Wednesday, the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary, in Georgetown, Del., announced that they will be closing their doors.

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Laura H (964)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 9:28 pm
Yeah, there is money for war, fancy cars, mansions, furs, big diamond rings, off shore accounts...but no money for THIS; the animals have to suffer and be sick is the world we live in?!!!

It seems to me the greedy @$$holes have the money and maybe those who have a big loving heart should!

Barb Knight (1688)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:51 pm
To Laura: I have a big loving heart but I can't afford to give any money. I can only offer my prayers.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 12:37 am
So awful. What will happen to the poor animals?? I hope they're fostered and sent to other no kill shelters.

Gloria p (304)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:32 am
It's so sad. I liked and shared their FB page.

Karen Martinez (17)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:12 am
How sad. We have a local shelter where I have volunteered that is also closing its doors. There's got to be a better way to help these animals. Wish more people would get their animals fixed--there wouldn't be as much of a problem.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:34 am
No killing is reasonable

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 3:41 pm
Real sorry to hear this. We don't need any shelters closed most of all the No Kill Shelters. They are few and far between. God bless the staff for all they have done to try and keep it open. For the many volunteers who have done all they could and for the animals. I hope they all find forever homes.

Richard S (209)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 4:40 pm
Very sad. Here's a link to another article about it:

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:03 pm
Very sad.

Jessica K (103)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:59 pm
Incredibly sad news. Noted, and thanks.

Jan H (3)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 6:03 pm
So sorry.

Barb Knight (1688)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:10 pm
Sooooo sad. I pray they ALL find furever homes.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 9:10 pm
As a nation, we must insist that we go after the root of the problem and that is the people who breed or let their animals breed. Over 9,000 pets are euthanized EVERY DAY in the USA. How can a animal lover allow this to happen? We need to make those who are breeding to start taking responsibility for their actions.

reft h (66)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 11:31 pm
Haven't people been listening to Bob Barker all those years, - spay and neuter your pets?

Anyway, here's a suggestion - if people would keep their current cell phone another year or 2, and instead put that money towards the shelter, that might help. Do we really need to upgrade our toys every year just to have the latest thing? Is that more important than something like this shelter? Priorities......

Susan Duncan (25)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 12:47 am
No cats? There is a cat in their logo but no mention of cats needing homes. This closing is really sad. Our small local no-kill shelter is often overwhelmed with demand and dwindling funds but all the director has to do is put the word out through newspapers, local radio and television stations, among other publicity sources, and animal lovers contribute whatever they can afford even if just five dollars or a few spare supplies. They organize bake sales and garage sales, even contact pet food manufacturers and local grocery and discount stores to see if they might contribute excess stock or torn dry food bags. Sometimes for just the price of gas the shelter is the recipient of pallets of pet foods delivered by willing animal loving cross country truck drivers. This is a rural community, too, so those in more populated locales might be able to successfully help their no-kill shelters experiencing low finances in these troubled economic times. Seems a shame to let one close without a heck of a fight.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:03 pm
You said it correctly Laura H.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 8:24 pm
It's so sad. TY Kelly

Melania P (122)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 9:14 am
Sad, I wish more people used their money to help animals instead of buying stupid things or whatever....
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